I don't know if Coast to Coast is syndicated outside North America or not, but if you have ever been driving late at night here in the US or Canada, there is a radio show which takes seriously basically any conspiracy theory you can come up with. It is a great show, and I have a certain fondness for it because it is based here in LA. I've decided that if Marion Cotillard can't get any more work as an actress she can be a co-host of the show or one of those guests they have frequently who are breathless with anticipation because someone just saw a new footprint of Bigfoot that had never been discovered.
In an interview done about a year ago, but just re-released this week to take advantage of Marion's newfound publicity, she alleges that the 9/11 attacks were done in some kind of far reach insurance scandal because it was cheaper to knock them down then to remodel, and questions the US government's accounts of the tragedy.
“I think we’re lied to about a number of things,” Cotillard said. “We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there (in New York), in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.” “It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them,” she said.
Now, of course her publicists were all over the airwaves this weekend saying that Marion didn't mean it and she was being misquoted and it was taken out of context. Of course they didn't say those things a year ago when the interview was first published. Look, I think she's wrong, but I also like someone who doesn't always follow convention, and who has her own whacked out ideas. There are lots and lots of coverups in this world by all kinds of governments and corporations, and so I have no problem with her having her own beliefs. It is kind of refreshing.
One other statement she made which was not refuted by her publicists was her claim that men never have walked on the moon.
“Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.”
See, the great thing about Marion is that she's still young. Give her another 10-15 years and she will come up with even better stuff, and would not be surprised to see her leading an expedition to look at crop circles or the spray that black helicopters disperse at night over corn fields where UFO's have been seen.